Occasionally, operating systems like Android and iOS make changes to the way in which developers can update business apps. It’s important to keep an eye on the operating systems to stay abreast of desktop and mobile app development requirements.
You must have your application ID ready if you want to update an app on Android. Each app has a unique number; for example, com.bingo35.myapp, which is necessary for the update process.
Android will only accept app updates that meet certain criteria.
(Proof of rotation is a way for apps to communicate their trustworthiness so that other apps don't block their updates)
It's very important that you keep your app ID and signing certificate in a safe place where no one else can get them because anyone with that information can go into the system and install updates that change app settings and disable app permission requests.
There is a way to install an updated app version even if you don't have your ID or signing certificate. Simply uninstall the existing version and install the new version in its place. Note that when you uninstall an app, all of its data is erased from the device. So you must ensure that you have backups just in case something goes wrong.
Google Play has some of the same criteria for updating apps as Android.
The application ID must be the same on the installed up and the update, and the criteria for signing certificates also apply.
Additional conditions include the following:
After App Submission
You can see the status of your updated app on your Dashboard. Go to the "Update status" option on the dashboard, and you'll see that it's "In review." If Google decides that all is as it should be the status shows it's been published and is available for all Android phones and other devices.
Apple's app update submission process is more meticulous than Google Play's. There are eight steps involved in publishing updates for installed mobile applications.
Log in to your account and select the app to be updated from your list of apps.
Look for a blue button with a + sign and click it. You should get a 'prepare for submission' document.
You'll have to fill in the new version number; for example, 2.0.5, and click the "Create" button.
Describe the update. Use keywords that you want to focus on; for example, software updates, software app updates, software mobile app updates, auto-updates for software apps, app updates for Apple products, etc.
You can also include screenshots for a visual impact.
Add it to the "Build" section and follow the prompts for the compliance messages.
Select your preferred method of release. Options include:
Keep an eye on status updates. Updated apps have to go through six stages before they can be published in the App Store.
The sixth stage doesn't participate in all of the stages above. Unfortunately, the status can be as follows:
Rejected: Someone from admin, app management, or app development will be in touch to explain the reason for the decision. You are allowed to address the problem and resubmit the application update.
Confirm if your app has an Advertising Identifier (IDFA). An IDFA is an identifier Apple places on a user's device. It's used to track advertising data which is used to customize advertising to users' likes.
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